Changes to graduated licensing system
Too many young Tasmanians are being killed or seriously injured on our roads. The Tasmanian Government is committed to saving young lives.
That’s why we’re improving Tasmania’s Graduated Licensing System. Drivers are most at risk when they first get their Ps and start driving solo. The new system will help reduce the risk.
Young drivers will have more on-road driving experience and skills to keep them and their passengers safe.
Most importantly, these changes will help reduce crashes involving new drivers and save lives.
Changes to protect new drivers and improve our licensing system will be introduced from 1 December 2020.
It has been a decade (2009) since improvements were last made to Tasmania’s Graduated Licensing System. There has been a reduction in the number of young people involved in serious casualties, but more can and needs to be done to make young people safer on our roads.
A national best practice model was developed in 2014. All states and territories support the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 and agreed to make changes to their graduated licensing systems to align with the best practice model, and to improve access to licensing.
These changes mean Tasmania will meet the “enhanced” model and closely align with Victoria and New South Wales who are at the forefront of safe practices for young drivers.
Most importantly, these changes will help reduce crashes involving young drivers and save lives.
We are looking at ways to improve the process for getting a provisional licence. Find out what changes will occur as part of these improvements.
Changes are expected to be introduced 1 December 2020.